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Merry Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Christmas, Events, Featured, Holiday, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Universal If you haven’t found yourself singing a holiday carol, go to Universal Studios Hollywood during Grinchmas! Last weekend, my husband and I took our two young sons for our very first time. Grinchmas let us embrace the holiday spirit in full swing; it was a great, fun-filled Sunday. As we entered the park, our ears were welcomed by sweet carols and the sound of laughter. My 4-year old son, Piercen, and I caught ourselves singing along to Jingle Bells. Instant happiness! My 2-year old son, Harlen, was smiling ear to ear, pointing at the sparkling lights, ornaments and some characters he recognized, Spongebob Squarepants and Curious George were the first of many. Every nook and cranny were decorated for the holidays with a ton of detail. I loved it and appreciated every...

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Happening at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most popular show in cable television history to life in Summer 2016 when AMC’s Golden Globe award-nominated television series, “The Walking Dead,” sets up permanent residency at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. in an all-new immersive, cutting-edge attraction. Universal Studios Hollywood has worked collaboratively with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for years as a signature “Halloween Horror Nights” maze. This newly enhanced venture will take the highly sought-after experience from a seasonal, limited time offering to an authentic 365 day opportunity, raising the bar for themed walk-through attractions. To further elevate the authenticity of this new attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with “The Walking Dead’s” creative team, including visionary executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB Efx. Greg’s team, responsible for masterfully creating the show’s realistic decaying walkers,...

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It’s Grinchmas at Universal Studios

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Christmas, Events, Featured, Holiday, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Universal When it comes to the holidays our family likes to celebrate it as if we were characters from one of those wacky holiday movies.  You know the one about the crazy mom who wants to experience all that the holiday brings. The movie that shows the mom standing in line for her first Peppermint Mocha of the season and then frolicking around town singing holiday songs. Our decorations and tree go up the first week of November (yes we are one of those people) so that we can fully take in all the holiday joy.  We research all the local events and make a must do list and then we pack every weekend with as many events as possible until the season is over.  This year we decided to take it up...

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Universal Studios Nighttime Studio Tour Experience

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 1 comment

 We visited as a guest of Universal When planning your summer visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, plan to stay late to experience the all-new nighttime Studio Tour tram ride that’s only available on select evenings until September 13th. The adventure begins on select evenings starting at 6:30pm where guests can have a whole new Studio Tour experience with lights, sound effects and projection technology. This experience is perfect for local families who have experienced the traditional Studio Tour in the past, and are looking for something new to experience when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. There are new characters to encounter on the nighttime studio tour including Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein’s Monster. While on the tour families still get to experience the all-new Fast & Furious Supercharged and King Kong 360 3-D. The Nighttime Studio Tour is included with the...

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Fast & Furious Supercharded at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 1 comment

 We visited as a guest of Universal Zoom on over to Universal Studios Hollywood, this summer with your family, to experience the all-new Fast & Furious Supercharged attraction. If your kids like fast cars and a lot of action, then they are going to fall head over heels in love with this new attraction that is accessible to guests who ride the studio tour tram. When we went to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the new attraction we waited until later in the afternoon to do the studio tour when the lines were not as long. The Studio Tour now offers a new nighttime experience starting at 6:30 pm where guests can have a whole different studio tour experience. The attraction begins with a few hints along the studio tour tram ride that the experience is coming. Then the...

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Experience The Simpsons ‘Springfield’ at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Featured, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Universal Studios I grew-up watching The Simpsons. It was my favorite cartoon to watch with my parents in the 90’s and is still one of my all-time favorite cartoons. Every time that my family has visited Universal Studios Hollywood, we always rush over to ride on “The Simpsons Ride.” During our recent visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, we got to experience the newly opened town of Springfield. Everything from my favorite series was there from Krusty Burger to Moe’s Bar and beyond. I felt like I was walking down the streets of Springfield with my kids while visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. The town of Springfield is located directly next to the opening of the Studio Tour in the far back corner of the park. There are photo opportunities galore so bring your camera....

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Raptor Encounter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Universal Studios Do your kids love dinosaurs? Then you’ve got to plan a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience their all-new raptor encounter. During our visit to the popular theme park, we went on the Jurassic Park water ride before experiencing the encounter. My kids were amazed when they saw the giant life-like raptor interacting with guests as a “Jurassic Park employee” was educating the audience on the fierce dinosaur. Guests were invited to wait in a short line to have a one-on-one experience and photo opportunity. The dinosaur moved, growled and showed its fierce teeth when my kids made their way to the front of the line. Our kids loved every moment of the raptor encounter, and it was one of the highlights of their visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. After...

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Featured, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 The countdown to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood announces the Spring 2016 arrival of the West Coast’s most anticipated entertainment experience and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” in hyper-realistic 3D-HD. More than five years in the making, and inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood will bring guests the same authenticity and storytelling found at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan and is expected to attract Harry Potter fans and visitors from all over the globe for decades to come. Visitors will be swept into a fully immersive themed land that brings the Harry Potter fiction and films to life with impeccable detail and precision. “The Wizarding...

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The Boxtrolls Arrive at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Film, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Laika The amazing family film “The Boxtrolls” is coming out in theaters this Fall. The adorable little underground trolls in the film are going to win over the hearts of your children in the stop-motion animated film. In anticipation of the upcoming film, the Boxtrolls themselves have come to Universal Studios Hollywood to meet children and get them excited about watching their adventure unfold in theaters this Fall. The fun begins inside of the AMC Citywalk located right just a few short steps away from the main entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood. Inside of the theater, children can interact with the Boxtrolls in an interactive magic mirror. Children will be swept into the magical world where the Boxtrolls live as they boxtrolls mimic their actions. Your kid waves, the Boxtrolls waves. Your kid...

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Family Fun at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Featured, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Universal Studios For my birthday, my children wanted to go to Universal Studios Hollywood.  Yes you read that right correctly, they wanted me to take them there for my birthday.  I hadn’t visited Universal in close to 30 years so it was time that we took a trip up to Universal City.  The drive up to Universal can be jam-packed and I wasn’t in the mood to sit in traffic for 3 hours which is why we decided to make an overnight mini vacation of it.  We stayed at the Omni in Downtown LA which was only 9 miles away, a 15 minute drive. I decided that with the 100 degree summer temperature, arriving as early as possible would be best and wow that was a great decision.  The park opened at 9...

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